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Wood WORKS! BC is hiring!

Technical Advisor- Wood WORKS! BC Program The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association of the structural wood products industry.  CWC has a new position for a dynamic, action oriented, results driven, Technical Advisor for its Wood WORKS! BC program, to advance and expand the demand for wood products, engineered and value-added wood components and wood systems in institutional, commercial

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New Case Study: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is the first recreational facility built for northwest Calgary; it serves a community of more than 100,000 residents. The curvilinear design of the facility was inspired by the rolling foothills of the surrounding landscape. Glulam timber is the primary structural component. This versatile material allowed for a geometrically complex design at considerably less

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15th Annual Community Recognition Awards

  This is the 15th year that Wood WORKS! BC has recognized and celebrated the successes of communities around the province which have built projects using wood. The nomination form for the 2019 Community Recognition Awards is available online HERE. If you know of a wood structure that was completed by a local government in the last three years, please consider

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NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire

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NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

NEW! Case Study on Wood in Commercial Buildings Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on commercial buildings. This case study examines two wood buildings, both with primary retail commercial occupancies, but which employ different mass timber products to achieve very different effects. Askew’s Uptown Supermarket in Salmon Arm, BC, features an expansive nail-laminated

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McEwen School of Architecture Case Study is Now Available!

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the release of our newest case study on Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture is the first new school of architecture building to be built in Canada in 40 years. Its mandate is to provide an integrated, uniquely focused education to Indigenous, Anglophone,

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Prairie Wood Design Awards survey

We sincerely thank everyone who completed our recent survey on the Awards program.  Your feedback will help us continue to evolve the program as well as provide feedback to funders on the value of this event for the design and build community. Congratulations to Frederic Brisson, Joe Falica, Trudy Gauthier and Janice Mills on being randomly selected for the $50

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2019 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC   VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. More than 400

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2019 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Celebrating exceptional architecture across the Prairies Winners Announced for Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards Edmonton, February 12, 2019– Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at tonight’s 11th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in

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Ontario Wood Works! Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Wood Works! Awards Winners! See the full list of winners and sponsors here: 2018 Wood WORKS! Award Winners (full version) Thank you to all of our Sponsors of the 2018 edition of the Wood Works! Ontario Awards! Awards and Event Sponsors Program and Supporting Sponsors

Fire Safety / Fire Protection Engineering

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material. Read the full posting.

GCWood Call for Expressions of Interest

The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program has officially launched its second Call for Expressions of Interest. Their focus for this round is on low-rise non-residential buildings (1-4 storeys) in the following categories: Commercial/Industrial (e.g., retail, warehouse, box-type, etc) and Office/Institutional (e.g. office building, school, health facilities, etc). Applications are due by December 3, 2018 at 17:00 EST. Find out more

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Wood Works with Rory Koska – Podcast

Check out the YourForest podcast with Wood WORKS! Alberta Program Director Rory Koska! Click Here to Listen YourForest podcast is hosted by Matthew Kristoff – here is the podcast description from his website: Wood is used to build our homes, create paper so we can right literature and history and build beautiful pieces of art and furniture that we cherish

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New Resource for Designers on Acoustics in Mass Timber Buildings

Acoustical Guide for Mass Timber Buildings by AcoustiTECH Acoustics is a complex science and a panoply of information is found in the market.  AcoustiTECH has documented their research on acoustics in mass timber buildings and has made it public for designers. Click here to view Acoustical Guide PDF

P.E.I. developers urged to build with wood

CBC news interview with Patrick Crabbe – Project Coordinator Atlantic WoodWORKS! Developers in P.E.I. are being encouraged to build the core of their developments out of wood products instead of concrete or steel. It’s called mass timber design, and it’s increasing in popularity in Canada. Mass timber is dimension or composite lumber — small pieces of wood glued together to

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Now Available: Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide!

The Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide was prepared for for the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry by Moses Structural Engineers and Brown & Co. Engineering Ltd. Cover Photo: Mistissini Bridge  |  Photo Credit: Stephane Groleau  |  Timber Supplier: Nordic Structures Bridge Designer: Denis Lefebvre, ing., M.Sc.A., Directeur d’expertise, Ponts et Ouvrages d’art, Stantec  

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Media coverage of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2018

Advances in wood construction driving development innovations The entrants in the Prairie Wood Design Awards point to the potential of timber-based residential development DIN Projects designed the Pole House, a seasonal family cabin on Lake Winnipeg. KYLE JANZEN SHARON CROWTHER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MARCH 29, 2018UPDATED MARCH 29, 2018   An unconventional cabin raised up on recycled gas pipes

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We’ve upgraded to a new email platform

We have moved to MailChimp for distributing electronic information about industry news and coming events hosted by Ontario Wood WORKS! Although the move was successful, some of our current subscribers’ preferences need to be confirmed. We only want to send information to those people who wish to receive it; if you would like to receive email from us, or if

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Job Opportunity

Technical Advisor- Wood WORKS! BC Program The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association of the structural wood products industry.  CWC is seeking a dynamic, action oriented, results driven, Technical Advisor for its Wood WORKS! BC program, to advance and expand the demand for wood products, engineered and value-added wood components and wood systems in institutional, commercial and taller residential

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Saint John First Atlantic Canadian City to Promote Six-Story Wood Frame Construction

  Saint John First Atlantic Canadian City to Promote Six-Story Wood Frame Construction City takes innovative approach to encouraging development of more mid-rise buildings SAINT JOHN (March 9, 2017), The City of Saint John is pleased to announce it is leading Atlantic Canada with its proactive adoption of the 2015 National Building Code permitting wood frame construction of up to

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City of Saint John the First Municipality in Atlantic Canada to Adopt Wood Mid-Rise Construction

City of Saint John the First Municipality in Atlantic Canada to Adopt Wood Mid-Rise Construction 5- and 6-storey wood construction increases options for design and construction community OTTAWA, Thursday, March 9th, 2017 – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC), along with Atlantic Wood WORKS!, congratulates the City of Saint John on its decision to adopt the 2015 National Building Code provisions

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6 Storey Wood Construction Will Deliver Affordable Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Attention Design / Architectural / Building /Environmental / Community News Editors and Reporters High Resolution PHOTOS AVAILABLE 6 Storey Wood Construction Will Deliver Affordable Housing and more to Halifax Regional Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality, September, 2016 – Garden View, the first midrise project developed under ‘Reinventing Main Street,’ central  Dartmouth’s new revitalization plan, will provide much needed

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